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Made Stephen Fry Laugh
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Perhaps my finest hour--I made Stephen Fry L his A O this eve. I can now die happy. There's no rush, though.

Date: 2008-11-17 06:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] corenrind
Well there's gotta be a story there!

Date: 2008-11-18 08:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mcbrennan.livejournal.com
I just got lucky with an uncharacteristically clever one-liner during a Twitter thread. Mr. Fry and I are Twitter-acquainted (what's the word for Twitter-reciprocal-followers? And why do I suspect it's something vulgar?) In any case it's certainly the highlight of my writing career.

Date: 2008-11-17 06:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ubiquity75.livejournal.com
I love what a big gay Internet geek he is. <3 <3

Date: 2008-11-17 10:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mcbrennan.livejournal.com
Me too. I adore Mr. Fry. Clearly the feeling is mutual. ;-)

Date: 2008-11-17 11:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] modpixie.livejournal.com
looks like someone's on the road to being a writer's writer...

Date: 2008-11-18 08:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mcbrennan.livejournal.com
I like your thinking. That might involve me actually sitting down and finishing something, though. Perhaps in '09.

Date: 2008-11-18 03:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noskilz.livejournal.com
Good for you.

Oddly, Avast antivirus fired up the klaxons(Avast's makers like sound effects) and claimed there was some kind of malware detected when I looked at this thread.

The log claims "Sign of "JPG:MS05-036[Expl]" has been found in "http://userpic2-origin.livejournal.com/20489625/126293" file."

Most likely a false positive, the program seeing something close enough to something it doesn't like the looks of to throw up a warning and suggest shutting off any connection to that file, but maybe worth a look.

Date: 2008-11-18 03:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noskilz.livejournal.com
I assume what Avast is aluding to is Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-036 (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS05-036.mspx), which while it is likely just be a case of Avast being twitchy, if it isn't, livejournal automatically rendering that url as a link could be unhelpful(although from the date on the bulletin, surely there aren't that many unpatched machines out there.)

Date: 2008-11-18 08:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mcbrennan.livejournal.com
Strange. It would not surprise me if Livejournal was vulnerable to (or even perpetrating) spyware/malware, given its dodgy ownership issues. Of course, the entire site will be down in a few hours and whether it ever comes up again...well, one can only hope. Both my userpic and the Fry screengrab originated on a well-secured virus-free Mac, but who knows. In any case I'm sorry that happened.

Date: 2008-11-18 07:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noskilz.livejournal.com
It doesn't really seem there's anything to be sorry about - just a false alarm triggered by an innocent graphic whose origins are definitely known. I only mentioned it because avast is a reasonably well-thought of AV product and seeding social networking sites with tainted links and graphics has become more common recently. Sorry about the possible confusion, but one of the banes of my IT days was discovering something had been broken for weeks or months, but no one told us there was a problem, so it was never addressed.

Avast didn't react today, so if you didn't change anything, I have no idea what it's problem is.

Date: 2008-11-18 08:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mcbrennan.livejournal.com
I wholeheartedly concur. I can't wait till the next film festival when I can tell everyone I meet that Stephen Fry and I are super-good friends.

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